- Condition: Used
- Make: Buick
- Model: Other
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: LIMITED W/DUAL SIDE MOUNTS RESTORED
- Year: 1940
- Mileage: 40,700
- VIN: 83985483
- Color: Burgundy
- Engine size: 320
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1940 Buick Other LIMITED W/DUAL SIDE MOUNTS RESTORED
This 1940 Buick Series 80 Limited represents a huge amount of car for the money. It's got one of the most powerful eight-cylinder engines you could buy in 1940, the most sophisticated suspension of the era, and it's recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) so it's eligible for all the big events. If you want a pre-war car that you can really drive and enjoy, there aren't many bigger bangs for the buck than a Buick Limited.
Restored a few years ago (have documentation & photos), the 80-Series cars were the second-largest in Buick's lineup in 1940, exceeded only by the gargantuan 90-Series limousines. Sidemounts appeared for the last time, and the 80-Series cars were the only ones big enough to carry them gracefully, so they look fantastic, giving the car an old-world elegance that would vanish in the jet age. The burgundy paint is exactly the right choice for a formal car like this, handsome, but not flashy and always timeless; so you'll look as good driving this car in 20 years as you do today. All four doors open and close with a reassuring solidity that only an old car can deliver and the view down that long, long hood is worth the price of admission all by itself. Chrome and stainless trim can be insanely expensive to restore on one of these cars, so you'll be relieved to know that it's all in very good condition, especially the pot-metal grille and parking light housings, which are always the first to show pitting. This is a real beauty.
The interior was designed for the owner/driver, not a chauffeur, so you have lots of space for the family, comfortable gray broadcloth upholstery…a tasteful look. All the upholstery was new when the car was restored and today shows beautiful. The lovely wood grained dashboard and garnish moldings are actually painted steel and the instrument panel's gorgeous engine-turned panels are in excellent condition. The massive truck has a new carpeted mat. It is big enough for a two-week vacation with the whole family.
Buick's 320 cubic inch straight-8 engine made 140 horsepower in 1940, which was quite a bit for 1940. But where the big Buick really works well is torque, and this big sedan will crawl along at idle in high gear, nearly silent, and accelerate smoothly without bucking. That's torque working for you. The detailed engine sports a proper air cleaner, 2-barrel carburetor, and "Dynaflash" decals on the valve cover. You'll also note the cold air hose, the factory oil filter, and twin horns up on the firewall. It starts easily and has a wonderful eight-cylinder exhaust note that's uniquely different from a familiar V8. The rebuilt 3-speed manual transmission (performed on 11/8/16) shifts easily and has light clutch action and the suspension feels buttoned-down and the ride is superlative. Manual drum brakes are reasonably powerful and you'll be shocked by just how clean this car is underneath. New, big 16-inch Lester wide whites give it that old-school look that everyone loves.
A new fuel sender was installed after gas tank was renewed--fuel gauge works. Fog lights and the side view mirror were recently installed. As of today, the wipers and radio do not work, but that is all that is wrong with this car. You can't get more pre-war car for your dollar than this big Buick. If you like how it looks, you're going to love how it drives.
This car is sold in AS IS and WHERE IS condition with all faults -- known and unknown described or not described. We have made every effort to provide all information on this car. Should there be ANY mechanical issues discovered after the purchase of the vehicle, there will be no recourse offered by the Seller. The Buyer will be 100% responsible for any problems discovered after the vehicle leaves the seller's residence. Seller makes NO warranties as to the condition of this vehicle. Descriptions and photos contained herein may not be accurate (they are to the best of our knowledge) and buyer is 100% responsible for inspecting the vehicle prior to bidding. NO REFUNDS will be given on this vehicle under any circumstances. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! Buyers may schedule an appointment to view and inspect this vehicle by calling (803) 637-3005 (landline) or cell (803) 430-3822. Feel free to call with any questions EST. Can send additional photos upon request. Not on the computer all the time.